Strait“I still have my home in San Antone
When I greet my neighbor with a ‘hi y’all’
I’m wealthy as a king upon a throne
You can have your mansion or your cottage small
I’ll just take my home in San Antone”

Or, you know, not. Seems George Strait is putting his San Antonio Santa Fe-style abode on the market — and if you’re looking for plenty of room to roam and some pretty plush living, this estate in The Dominion might just be the luxury property you’re looking for.

How do we know? Well, there’s the 12.2 secluded acres that come with the property at 10 Davenport, the one-of-a-kind design by the late Bill Tull, 14 hand-sculpted fireplaces, stained glass windows, Saguaro cactus rib shutters, custom long leaf yellow pine hardwood floors, and a custom-designed copper bar top, for starters.

Outside, there are plenty of spaces to entertain, including an infinity pool and spay that overlooks downtown San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

Realtor Tamara Strait (yes, the country legend’s daughter-in-law) with Strait Luxury and Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty told Cowboys & Indians the nearly 8,000-square-foot home isn’t just special because of who is currently on the deed.

“What is so special about this house is not really who owns it,” she said. “It’s special because of the amazing thought and attention to detail that was put in to every step of the build. This home truly is one of a kind and can never be recreated.”

Interested? Head over to SecondShelters.com to get more details.

The bones of the Baer Barn B&B in Fredericksburg are steeped in history — the original structure was built in 1860. But this historical shelter has seen a little bit of new construction and a great deal of upgrading, making it a seamless combination of old and new. (more…)

LBJ

Just a week after becoming president, Lyndon Baines Johnson picked up a ranch in Blanco County — Johnson City, to be exact — as a hideaway where he could relax a bit.

That spread adjoined another parcel he had already picked up much earlier from an aunt, which is now for sale. Currently home to the artist Benini and his wife, and often referred to as the Benini Sculpture Ranch, the 142-acre ranch is now up for grabs.

We have details on SecondShelters.com.

It’s no secret that we at Second Shelters have a soft spot for the Texas Hill Country — with its wide open spaces, the beautiful scenery, and the plethora of wineries that dot the landscape, it’s hard to find something you don’t like about Fredericksburg.

Come see the adorable farmhouse we found that would make a great second home for anyone who wants to be within walking distance of shopping and dining downtown.

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Ever since I saw this home on the market back in 2012, I have been in love. This has become one of those pie-in-the-sky “If I won the lottery” homes. It’s a house that has so much going for it in a fantastic location and at a fabulous price, too.

Let’s be honest: This home has such outstanding value considering that you get a beautiful, luxurious Hill Country contemporary home with five bedrooms, four full and two half baths with more than 5,900 square feet on a whopping 4.2 acres for $3.4 million! That’s the kind of home that you don’t want to take any chances with when it comes to closing. Better to be safe than sorry and call Lisa Peters at Caliber Home Loans to take care of your financing needs with zero hiccups.

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5210 Meaders IHOTW

Rock star power and LOCATION! 5210 Meaders is in Mayflower Estates, that area of huge, leafy, stretched-out acreages north of Walnut Hill Lane, south of Royal, east of Inwood that I think are among the best lots in Dallas. I’ll take Mayflower Estates over Old Preston Hollow any day. This 6,783 square foot Hill Country masterpiece sits on .94 acres, was built by Manning & Snelling in 2004, and is a looker! If you are really keen on sleek Austin-style, Hill Country clean, this home will rattle your nerves in the best possible way.

5210 Meaders dining beams About those Austin Rattlesnake walls? That’s a special STONE from Austin the rattlesnakes like to curl up on. (Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ve been washed!) If ever there was a House of Stone, 5210 Meaders is it. There is Austin Rattlesnake stone everywhere, surrounding the fireplaces, on the walls, up the staircase, upstairs, cladding huge arched doorways. Even the floors are stone, at least in the formal areas, with warm wood elsewhere. Formals are also warmed and accented by beautiful, high-texture wood beam ceilings, with a very unusual beamed treatment in the dining room that should break Pinterest.

Because Mayflower Estates offers serious lot sizes, you can have your cake and eat it too: a master on the first floor. In fact, you can have a whole lot more on the first floor on these lots. How about French doors lining the formal (but not too formal) living spaces that guide you to a study and exercise room before entering the master suite? The master spa bath is huge and a world of travertine — yep, more stone. Think stone floors might be cold? Not in this house: the floors in the master are heated, so your tootsies won’t be cold in February when the mercury dips down to 30 degrees. Of course there are his-and-hers master closets with abundant space, custom built-ins for all your cowboy boots and hats. And here’s a nice touch: a huge “mud and crafts room” on the first floor, perfect to keep the children busy and the mess contained.

Oh my, I love how far we have come from the “Wrapping Room”!

5210 Meaders LR 5210 Meaders stairs 5210 Meaders beamsAlso on the first floor: a guest room with en suite bath, and a rugged bar fronting a wine cellar. This plus a fabulous, clean white kitchen with all the bells and whistles. We may look like we live on the range, but we cook on a Wolf!

There are five bedrooms total, so three of those would be found upstairs along with a huge entertainment room with room for at least one pool table or sitting area. All together, four full and two half baths.

5210 Meaders kitchen 5210 Meaders master hall 5210 Meaders stacked stone FP 5210 Meaders master 5210 Meaders master bath 5210 Meaders master closet 5210 Meaders porchWe cannot forget the beautiful backyard oasis which includes a custom spa pool, a built-in grill, and a private Italian-inspired charming terrace and fountain. Is it wine country or Hill Country?

That the home is a mere $3,299,000 is amazing. AMAZING. Listed with Christie Berry and Beverly Pitchford of Briggs Freeman Sothebys.

Go ahead, make a rattlesnake a happy camper while you get a loan from Inwood Mortgage.5210 Meaders ext pool

 

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We love us some Boot Ranch, that cowboy-chic 2,000 acre Hill Country ranch where you can escape the city slickers and get as countrified as you want… enjoy Hal Sutton-style golf, skeet shooting, hiking, riding, relaxing while enjoying luxurious residences with marble around the tub and a masseuse on stand-by.

Tonight, at 5:30 p.m., you can learn a whole lot more about Boot when they come to town, pair up with Anteks, who will gladly help you furnish your Hill Country home as well as your Dallas landing pad. The folks from Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg think you need an escape in the Hill Country. So they are bringing the Hill Country up to Dallas tonight, December 4, at Anteks at 1135 Dragon Street.

The servin’ starts at 5:30 p.m. so you can catch a quick drink before your next three events. Come by and sign up to win TWO rounds of golf for TWO players, an overnight stay in a most luxurious guest lodge (plenty of marble around the bathtub, never fear) all this on a course rated one of the Top Ten in Texas five times by the Dallas Morning News. If you don’t win that plumb prize, you can still go home with other treasures: a private collection“bible box” from the J. Alexander Collection designed by Jason Lenox of Anteks, a Range Rover gift from the British Emporium, or a bottle of Museum Tower’s new private label wine fresh from Napa. Oh how can I forget?  Cookies from CandysDirt.com…

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Boot Ranch 01BOOT RANCH: I have been telling you about this magical Hill Country second home paradise just four hours south of us (take 281) on the northern tip of Fredericksburg. Think Hal Sutton golf mecca with Hill Country beauty — 2000 plus acres of riding, hiking, shootin’, fishin’, water and even Enchanted Rock as your neighbor. You can get in for about $300,000 and enjoy a true vacation — the concierge folks at Boot Ranch take care of everything before you get there and once you leave.

Boot-Ranch-12-560x400.jpg firepitGreat news: The folks from Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg think you need an escape in the Hill Country. So, for one special evening, they are bringing the Hill Country up to Dallas this week, December 4, Wednesday evening at Anteks at 1135 Dragon Street.

The servin’ starts at 5:30 p.m. so you can catch a quick drink before your next three events. Come by and sign up to win TWO rounds of golf for TWO players, an overnight stay in a most luxurious guest lodge (plenty of marble around the bathtub, never fear) all this on a course rated one of the Top Ten in Texas five times by the Dallas Morning News. Boot-Ranch-25

If you don’t win that plumb prize, you can still go home with other treasures: a private collection “bible box” from the J. Alexander Collection designed by Jason Lenox of Anteks, a Range Rover gift from the British Emporium, or a bottle of Museum Tower’s new private label wine fresh from Napa.J  Alexander collection4

Come, mingle, shop, and see what it’s like to spend the Holidays in the Hill Country! Who knows, you may end up with a second home under your holiday tree!

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